Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hibernation is OVER...

it is time to wake up and smell the FLOWERS!!!!
That is exactly what Barnie is doing!
About 40 minutes from our home
at the top of what seems to be an Oklahoma mountain
is a Girl Scout camp...ahhhhhhh...the great outdoors!
I strategically cut around my illustration after I colored Barnie
with Copics and inserted him right at the entrance to our campsite.

When you visit the Pixie Cottage this week
you will discover Barnie
is not the only one fanatical about flowers!!
Our current challenge, once again, gives you a CHOICE....
use this awesome sketch by Jacque ...

AND/OR have a Frenzy of Flowers adorning your creation!

Once you have your masterpiece posted on your blog

link it back to The Pixie Challenge #16 (Sketch and Flower Frenzy)

for your chance to win!!

I am the resident Pixie Cottage scrapbook artist...

total bonus ~I am actually getting my own layouts completed!! ;)

Here is my take on the sketch (rotated once clockwise)

Michelle better be careful...

once word gets out there are S'MORES

all the critters from the Pixie Cottage Stamp Collection

will be wanting to visit camp!

I've entered this Happy Camper layout in the following challenges:

Sew Many Challenges - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Blooming Blossoms
Creative Craft Challenges - Blooming Marvelous
One Stitch At A Time - Flowers
Wee Memories - Flowers
Tellens Place - Flowers
Die Cut Dreams - Make Your Own Flowers
Pollycraft - Make Your Own Flowers
Stempeltraeume - Animals

SSDS -Girly

If you missed Saturday's Fabric Flower Tutorial by Katie

you'll want to check it out!

I did not have coordinating fabric of pink and purple on hand...

However, I discovered the light weight mulberry paper works well too!!

The lower bloom is layered.

Go raid your fabric stash...

these were fun to make and add so much dimension.


To those of you that 'know' my children...

it will come as little surprise that upon seeing me creating

the floral accents for my layout

within minutes Sienna was fashioning a flower with an alternate purpose!

A beautiful hair embellishment to compliment her baby bun!

All the ballerinas will be wanting them!

This a.m. she made a more vibrant one to coordinate with her school outfit.

Thank you Katie for inspiring both of us!
Sienna &


  1. I have girls, and I can relate to multi-usage in my craftroom. Fabulous use of Barnie!

  2. hi hun this is one awesome card,love all the detail you have used,especially the flowers,they look,great on your daughter too such a gorjus picture hugs cheryl xxx

  3. A super LO Tish! So many gorgeous details =)

    Hugs, Anne

  4. I love the layout and you and Sienna made fabulous flowers!! You'll be sewing up a storm! LOL

  5. Wow what wonderful work, you have been busy!! Thanks for joining in this weeks smc.
    hugs Shelley xx

  6. AWESOME LO!! Love those flowers!!! Thanks for sharing with us at SMC!

  7. When I first saw this, I could almost smell the flower- the paper you chose really adds to the effect- nice work!


  8. Great homemade flowers...pretty!
    Thanks for joining in our challenge this week at OSAAT.

  9. Awesome card!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!

  10. Thease are all stunning thanks for joining OSAAT this week
    Liz x

  11. This is just wow Artish! The layout is wonderful,fab flowers and of course those beautiful girls! :)

  12. Beautiful creation. Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT.

  13. Thanks for joining Sew Many Challenges. Nice Flowers

  14. Fantastic, great flowers. Thanks for playing along at SMC

  15. Wow great projects hun. Thanks for playing along here at OSAAT this week, looking forward to seeing more of your work.
    Sam x

  16. WOW, I love all your projects. I am going to have to try those fabric flowers. They look so great. How creative to put this image in the middle of a woodsy background. Looks fabulous. And in the scrapbook page in the center. He definately looks like he belongs there.

    Thank you for sharing with us this week at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

  17. Fab flowers Great idea to make hear flowers
    Thanks for playing our Karens Make your own flowers challenge with us at DCD this week please come back soon for more fun
    Hugs Susie & Vikki xx

    PS Just to let you know that if you have word verification switched on in the future the DCD team will not be able to leave you a comment (you might not even know you have it switched on)
    It is so easy to switch off and if you us comment moderation you can still monitor your comments, and if you switch off word verification you will get lots more comments from your readers
    Heres what to do if you don't already know;
    Click customize
    Then click the settings tab
    Then click comments , scroll down to "Show word verification for comments?" and just clock "No"
    At this point if you want to turn on "Comment moderation" you can just fill in this section with your email address etc on the same page, personally I don't have this on either and I don't get any problems
    I hope you don't mind me saying this its just that word verification slows us all up and take the fun out of blogging
    Hugs Susie xx

  18. hi hun your layout is just amazing the flowers are brilliant, thanks for playing along at creative craft challenges and good luck xx

  19. Those flowers are amazing! They really look great! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week.
    Hugs, Marit.

  20. What a super cute card and Barnie is totally adorable! Thanks for playing along at Tellen's Place.
    Hugs, RobinJ

  21. lovely cute card, adorable flowers too,thanks for sharing with us at Sew many cards x carol

  22. Beautiful creation, lovely detail, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon Good Luck
    Sarah xx

  23. Sienna is certainly her mother's daughter isn't she?
    Tell her I love her flower, and Tish I love your layout, you have come up with yet another unique idea for the stamp!

  24. Such a great way to make flowers. I have wanted to try fabric and think I will check out my stash to see what I have. Thanks for playing with us at Tellen's Place!

  25. This is a really wonderful technique; love those flowers and how cute to use it in so many ways - not just crafty! VERY CUTE! Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place! :-)

  26. gorgeous flowers and such a lovely model =). Thank you so much for entering DCD this week and good luck.

  27. fabulous layout! love how you added the image! love all those flowers they are great! thanks for playing along at SMC! It would work for the girlie challenge at SSDS too!

  28. wow wonderful.

    Thanks for joining us at StempelTräume this week.


  29. Tish, great layout of the scout camp-out, S'mores in the rain.LOL.. Nice flowers, and they make great hair accessories too.

  30. Cute card!

    Thanks for joining us this week at StempelTräume!

    Hugs, Sande

  31. Wonderful creation!! Thanks for playing my challenge! Have a wonderful weekend! The winner will be announced this weekend! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

  32. Great Card and pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Dreams.

  33. Fabulous card. your flowers are gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for joining us for the Pollycraft Challenge!

  34. All of your handmade flowers are stunning, thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge this week.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

  35. Beautiful card and colour combo, your scrap page and handmade flowers are gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
    Nicola -x-

  36. A lovely layout thanks for playing at Tellens Place
    Luv Jane xxx

  37. smashing layout...thanks for joining us at Tellens place. xxxlynx

  38. Very pretty, thanks for joining us at the OCC!

  39. Tish, love how you used this sketch. The flowers are just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

  40. Wow this is a fab LO & her hair embellishment is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with us at OSAAT. x Clare (DT) x